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How to Get Nasty Plot (TM 140) and Pokémon That Can Learn It in Scarlet and Violet

How to Get Nasty Plot (TM 140) and Pokémon That Can Learn It in Scarlet and Violet
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In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players can obtain Technical Machines (TMs), a type of data disc that help Pokémon learn new moves. TMs are a quick and easy way to learn a new move without too much grinding or waiting. And the Dark-type move Nasty Plot is one of these useful Technical Machines. Here is how to get Nasty Plot (TM 140) and all the Pokémon that can learn it in Scarlet and Violet.

Obtaining Nasty Plot TM 140 in Scarlet and Violet

TM 140 teaches a Pokémon the move Nasty Plot. This is a Dark-type move that has a status effect on the Pokémon’s Special Attack, increasing it by 2 stages when equipped. It is a really great boost in battle!

Here are the stats for Nasty Plot:

nasty plot location pokemon scarlet and violet
Nasty Plot Location (via The Pokémon Company)

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Nasty Plot can be gained once the player has completed the history lessons and caught the four Treasures of Ruin. Speak to Ms. Raifort in the Mesagoza staff room to unlock it. It can then be crafted using the following: 5000 LP, Meowth Fur x3, Spiritomb Fragment x3, and Tatsugiri Scales x3.

The move is super effective (x2) on Psychic and Ghost-type Pokémon. It has an average effect (x0.5) on Fighting, Dark and Fairy-type Pokémon.

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All eligible Pokémon learn Nasty Plot by leveling up or by using a TM, except for Pikachu, Raichu, Slowking, and Houndoom, who can learn it by default. These are all the Pokémon who can learn Nasty Plot via TM:

  • Farigiraf (Level or TM)
  • Tatsugiri (Level or TM)
  • Gholdengo (Level or TM)
  • Chi-Yu (Level or TM)
  • Meowth (Level or TM)
  • Persian (Level or TM)
  • Drowzee (Level or TM)
  • Hypno (Level or TM)
  • Pichu (Level or TM)
  • Girafarig (Level or TM)
  • Houndour (Level or TM)
  • Honchkrow (Level or TM)
  • Spiritomb (Level or TM)
  • Croagunk (Level or TM)
  • Toxicroak (Level or TM)
  • Weavile (Level or TM)
  • Zorua (Level or TM)
  • Zoroark (Level or TM)
  • Deino (Level or TM)
  • Zweilous (Level or TM)
  • Hydreigon (Level or TM)
  • Salandit (Level or TM)
  • Salazzle (Level or TM)
  • Oranguru (Level or TM)
  • Sinistea (Level or TM)
  • Polteageist (Level or TM)
  • Impidimp (Level or TM)
  • Morgrem (Level or TM)
  • Grimmsnarl (Level or TM)
  • Sprigatito (TM)
  • Grafaiai (TM)
  • Gimmighoul (Chest) (TM)
  • Floragato (TM)
  • Meowscarada (TM)
  • Shroodle (TM)
  • Bombirdier (TM)
  • Pikachu (TM)
  • Raichu (TM)
  • Jigglypuff (TM)
  • Wigglytuff (TM)
  • Galarian Meowth (TM)
  • Psyduck (TM)
  • Golduck (TM)
  • Slowbro (TM)
  • Gastly (TM)
  • Haunter (TM)
  • Gengar (TM)
  • Murkrow (TM)
  • Slowking (TM)
  • Misdreavus (TM)
  • Sneasel (TM)
  • Houndoom (TM)
  • Sableye (TM)
  • Grumpig (TM)
  • Cacnea (TM)
  • Cacturne (TM)
  • Shuppet (TM)
  • Banette (TM)
  • Mismagius (TM)
  • Stunky (TM)
  • Skuntank (TM)
  • Riolu (TM)
  • Lucario (TM)
  • Rotom (TM)
  • Gothita (TM)
  • Gothorita (TM)
  • Gothitelle (TM)
  • Rookidee (TM)
  • Crovisquire (TM)
  • Corviknight (TM)
  • Perrserker (TM)

That’s it for this particular Technical Machine and how to obtain it. We hope that has helped you teach your Pokémon the move you require. Let us know if you have any more Pokémon Scarlet and Violet hints or tips in the comments below.

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